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SearchCredible and a few other academic search tools

A little while back, I came across SearchCredible, a handy aggregator of the more academic search tools.

Though SearchCredible doesn’t allow you to search all the search engines simultaneously, it presents a sweet menu of options your students may not consider, or remember to consider, in their academic search lives.

Among the choices presented: Scirus for searching scientific information;  the Directory of Open Access Journals, for free scholarly content; JSTOR, the subscription consortium that gathers a huge database of scholarly content; the well-respected Internet Public Library;  Google Scholar; the international collection of primary sources in the World Digital Library; BUBL, the long-lived British Dewey-organized directory of academic materials; Intute, another academic British directory maintained by subject specialists; the collection of publications from the Oxford Journals; Project Muse; PubMed, providing biomedical and health content from the National Institutes of Health;  the media-rich library of the Internet Archive; the WolframAlpha computational search engine; and the vast collections of The Library of Congress,

I hope the SearchCredible folks will consider linking to other subscription options (in addition to EBSCO and JSTOR), as well as a few other free tools:

A number of other academic search portals are listed in this post by Online Universities.

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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